Protect your bike from theft
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Protect your bike from theft

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Found 7th Feb
Protect your bike from theft by joining the UK’s national, Police approved, bicycle marking & registration scheme. Registration is FREE.
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Watch especially from 2.15 when the tealeaf uses angle grinder to cut through any locks regardless of how well made.
Also my tip grease every joint/orifice, moving part ie keyholes, barrel sections etc with vaseline or similar, stops tealeaves, vandal's etc from supergluing them
"Registering on BikeRegister means you could be reunited with your bike in the event of it being stolen, but it does not help make it a hard target to thieves. To reduce the chances of you becoming a victim of cycle theft, you can purchase one of the following BikeRegister Security Kits:

  • Membership Plus Kit (£12.99 + delivery) - A highly durable tamper resistant QR Code label that gives your bike a unique BikeRegister ID
  • Permanent Marking Kit (£19.99 + delivery) - A kit to permanently mark your bike frame with a unique BikeRegister ID. This product holds Police-preferred Secured by Design accreditation.
  • UV Covert Kit (£29.99 + delivery) - A kit to mark all of your bike’s components with hundreds of uniquely coded microdots, as well as a permanent, colourless UV etch and a high security TESA label to visibly mark your frame."

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"Reduce your risk of theft by warning thieves that you use BikeRegister"

I'm not an expert in criminal behavior, but I'm unsure if a would be thief would be dissuaded by a sticker.
Edited by: "KinanswerMe" 7th Feb
KinanswerMe14 m ago

If they offered stickers that said "IF YOU TOUCH MY F*CKING BIKE I'LL …If they offered stickers that said "IF YOU TOUCH MY F*CKING BIKE I'LL BREAK YOU F*CKING LEGS!" it may work better as a deterrent. ...unless it was on a kids bike with stabilizers.



Or do this: imgur.com/gal…O87

Edited by: "Quietus" 7th Feb
Quietus24 m ago

It does seem a bit poorly worded. While it may well increase the chances …It does seem a bit poorly worded. While it may well increase the chances of your stolen bike being returned if it gets dumped, there is no way it's going to make any difference to some scumbag stealing it in the first place.


If they offered stickers that said "IF YOU TOUCH MY F*CKING BIKE I'LL BREAK YA F*CKING LEGS!" it may work better as a deterrent.

...unless it was on a kids bike with stabilizers.
Edited by: "KinanswerMe" 7th Feb
The police wont do jack, its the bottom of their priorities, even if you go to them with evidence as to who has stolen your bike you will be on your own.
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"Reduce your risk of theft by warning thieves that you use BikeRegister"

I'm not an expert in criminal behavior, but I'm unsure if a would be thief would be dissuaded by a sticker.
Edited by: "KinanswerMe" 7th Feb
This scheme should be advertised with every new bike bought
KinanswerMe9 m ago

"Reduce your risk of theft by warning thieves that you use BikeRegister" …"Reduce your risk of theft by warning thieves that you use BikeRegister" I'm not an expert in criminal behavior, but I'm unsure if a would be thief would be dissuaded by a sticker.


If they want a bike to get home and chuck in a hedge then probably not. If it's something nice that they hope to sell on them maybe. Also, if they get caught with a load of bikes registered get someone else it might get them in hot water.
neils319 m ago

This scheme should be advertised with every new bike bought


+1

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KinanswerMe19 m ago

"Reduce your risk of theft by warning thieves that you use BikeRegister" …"Reduce your risk of theft by warning thieves that you use BikeRegister" I'm not an expert in criminal behavior, but I'm unsure if a would be thief would be dissuaded by a sticker.


It does seem a bit poorly worded. While it may well increase the chances of your stolen bike being returned if it gets dumped, there is no way it's going to make any difference to some scumbag stealing it in the first place.
Thanks for posting , nothing to lose by using this service so I'll do it , Cheers OP
Quietus24 m ago

It does seem a bit poorly worded. While it may well increase the chances …It does seem a bit poorly worded. While it may well increase the chances of your stolen bike being returned if it gets dumped, there is no way it's going to make any difference to some scumbag stealing it in the first place.


If they offered stickers that said "IF YOU TOUCH MY F*CKING BIKE I'LL BREAK YA F*CKING LEGS!" it may work better as a deterrent.

...unless it was on a kids bike with stabilizers.
Edited by: "KinanswerMe" 7th Feb
dont fancy this stickers chances against a li-ion angle grinder.
KinanswerMe14 m ago

If they offered stickers that said "IF YOU TOUCH MY F*CKING BIKE I'LL …If they offered stickers that said "IF YOU TOUCH MY F*CKING BIKE I'LL BREAK YOU F*CKING LEGS!" it may work better as a deterrent. ...unless it was on a kids bike with stabilizers.



Or do this: imgur.com/gal…O87

Edited by: "Quietus" 7th Feb
Mine has a barcode printed on it which cant be rubbed off. was done by the police years ago and also registered, i know it aint gonna stop people robbing it but it helps is they try and sell it on or if they find it after being stolen
Registration is free but if you want to mark your bike you need to pay either £13, £20 or £30
Quietus24 m ago

Or do this: https://imgur.com/gallery/KbonO87:D


Looks painful.
Pootled3 m ago

Looks painful.


Looks staged
The police wont do jack, its the bottom of their priorities, even if you go to them with evidence as to who has stolen your bike you will be on your own.
I think people need to look at stats for stolen bikes ever being found, let alone returned to owners.
Does anyone think a copper is going to pull over a kid on a bike in Manchester to see if it has a sticker placing the owner in Liverpool.
A barcode that won't rub off. Yes I'm sure sandpaper or grinder will struggle with that. Maybe a can of paint and your barcode is never to be seen again. Stamps can be ground and parts with tough markings easily replaced (not that they really need to bother)
The only thing you can do is try and prevent it getting nicked in the first place. Or try and prevent people buying bargain bikes even if they know it's suspect. If it goes forget about it and ring your insurance company.
Edited by: "fireman1" 7th Feb
vsy11 m ago

Looks staged


Of course it's staged. That doesn't mean it won't work.
rhinopaul4 m ago

The police wont do jack, its the bottom of their priorities, even if you …The police wont do jack, its the bottom of their priorities, even if you go to them with evidence as to who has stolen your bike you will be on your own.


That might be so. But if you somehow found the bike but the thief still has it you can get the police to come with you to collect it safely
akuakuu7th Feb

That might be so. But if you somehow found the bike but the thief still …That might be so. But if you somehow found the bike but the thief still has it you can get the police to come with you to collect it safely


Good luck with that.
akuakuu6 m ago

That might be so. But if you somehow found the bike but the thief still …That might be so. But if you somehow found the bike but the thief still has it you can get the police to come with you to collect it safely


Really?
rhinopaul7th Feb

The police wont do jack, its the bottom of their priorities, even if you …The police wont do jack, its the bottom of their priorities, even if you go to them with evidence as to who has stolen your bike you will be on your own.


My bike got stolen from my shed, the police caught the guy and returned the bike to me a week later
gta153 m ago

My bike got stolen from my shed, the police caught the guy and returned …My bike got stolen from my shed, the police caught the guy and returned the bike to me a week later


Glad to hear that but I also know people who havent and the dealings Ive had with the police give me zero confidence in them.
Pretty sure locking it up will be more effective

No harm though
vsy45 m ago

Looks staged


Maybe.
Must have hurt either way.
Quietus1 h, 32 m ago

Or do this: https://imgur.com/gallery/KbonO87:D


Nearly peed myself, nice one
rhinopaul1 h, 5 m ago

The police wont do jack, its the bottom of their priorities, even if you …The police wont do jack, its the bottom of their priorities, even if you go to them with evidence as to who has stolen your bike you will be on your own.


Thats been my experience, each bike comes it a serial number on the frame, so not really sure what this adds, if you can file off a serial number then I am sure you can peel off a sticker (even if its anti peel).
Just looks like a scam to sell you products.

I should add that all my bikes are already on immobilise.com/, when I had a bike stolen it tooks months for them to take a statement and when they did they were totally unaware of immobilise depite again "all forces being signed up". I acutually showed them the entry as it had the full spec of the bike, which the copied by quill!
Edited by: "mcrobbj" 7th Feb
mcrobbj5 m ago

Thats been my experience, each bike comes it a serial number on the frame, …Thats been my experience, each bike comes it a serial number on the frame, so not really sure what this adds, if you can file off a serial number then I am sure you can peel off a sticker (even if its anti peel)


This is not just about a bloody sticker - that serial number doesn't mean much if it can't be traced to the owner. You register your bike's serial number with this so that if it's found you can be traced. Granted, not much of an actual deterrent. You can pay to have a micro dot that means if the sticker and/or serial number are ground off then there is still this ID hidden in the bike.
Web site says, "Any bike with a painted or lacquered finish can be marked with the standard plastic marking compound. However, if your bike frame is uncoated carbon fibre, uncoated aluminium or uncoated titanium, then we recommend using our Membership Plus Kit."

Isn't it then paint stripper would do the job to clean it up? Or a grinder, sander on it.
Edited by: "splender" 7th Feb
Rickardo49 m ago

This is not just about a bloody sticker - that serial number doesn't mean …This is not just about a bloody sticker - that serial number doesn't mean much if it can't be traced to the owner. You register your bike's serial number with this so that if it's found you can be traced. Granted, not much of an actual deterrent. You can pay to have a micro dot that means if the sticker and/or serial number are ground off then there is still this ID hidden in the bike.


See my update. Of the maybe 100 or so bikes that I am aware of being stolen (cycle club) and fellow commuters from various places of work. I am only aware of a couple being recovered and in both cases because they had been dumped, not down to police work and were identified by their description.

If you want to spend extra money giving another identifier to your bike then good luck. My advised who be spend the money on a gold standard lock, lock up in front of CCTV if you can and keep your fingers crossed.
A sticker lol..

These things might be better..

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KinanswerMe2 h, 45 m ago

If they offered stickers that said "IF YOU TOUCH MY F*CKING BIKE I'LL …If they offered stickers that said "IF YOU TOUCH MY F*CKING BIKE I'LL BREAK YA F*CKING LEGS!" it may work better as a deterrent. ...unless it was on a kids bike with stabilizers.



bitcoin53 h, 22 m ago

+1[Image]


Why would you lock it through the wheel? Also that chain will come off with a pair of bolt cutters. Spend some money on a decent D lock and lock it through the frame, ideally as low down as possible to make it difficult to get off with hack saw. No stopping a committed thief but this will stop the opportunists.
reduce risk by 1% lol
I've got a photo of my ex on my bike...keeps thieves and wild animals away.
rhinopaul2 h, 41 m ago

The police wont do jack, its the bottom of their priorities, even if you …The police wont do jack, its the bottom of their priorities, even if you go to them with evidence as to who has stolen your bike you will be on your own.



So True!

They don't even bother to answer the phone I phoned 101 some months ago. The phone rang so long I got cut off! I rang back and again the same - no answer! I tried for over an hour with no sucess.
It's a bit late for this I paid £200 for an adult bike from Halfords 2 months ago someone came and nicked it still no idea who now they offer this scheme bit too late for that
splatsplatsplat1 h, 2 m ago

A sticker lol..These things might be better..[Image]


This is what the police used on my bike about 20 years ago on the bottom of the frame.
johnnystorm4 h, 12 m ago

If they want a bike to get home and chuck in a hedge then probably not. If …If they want a bike to get home and chuck in a hedge then probably not. If it's something nice that they hope to sell on them maybe. Also, if they get caught with a load of bikes registered get someone else it might get them in hot water.


When my bike was stolen I found it on gumtree in London. Gumtree pulled the ad because the seller was using multiple accounts to sell multiple bikes that they used to get to work.
The local police got all the details from gumtree, but the best they could do was ring the number.
No answer.
Only the Met Police could do anything as it was in their jurisdiction. They’ve got bigger fish to fry.
Burglars go on day trips now as they can do it with impunity.
This particular lot of scum burgled the area, breaking into garages and returned when they thought insurance would pay out.
They were caught on CCTV and still it wasn’t enough.

Buy a good lock. Use it. Fit a garage defender to your garage.
The Police and a bike register can’t help you.
mcrobbj2 h, 34 m ago

Thats been my experience, each bike comes it a serial number on the frame, …Thats been my experience, each bike comes it a serial number on the frame, so not really sure what this adds, if you can file off a serial number then I am sure you can peel off a sticker (even if its anti peel).Just looks like a scam to sell you products.I should add that all my bikes are already on https://www.immobilise.com/, when I had a bike stolen it tooks months for them to take a statement and when they did they were totally unaware of immobilise depite again "all forces being signed up". I acutually showed them the entry as it had the full spec of the bike, which the copied by quill!




I vaguely recall reading a forum post by someone who found their stolen bicycle amongst a batch of recovered bicycles being sold off at an auction on behalf of the police, this despite the police having the description and the frame number and I'm pretty sure he said it was registered on immobilise.com too.

I suppose with one of these ugly stickers on, the police might be slightly more likely to bother to check it.

I do still have all our bicycles registered on immobilise.com anyway
Edited by: "melted" 7th Feb
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